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Unformatted text preview: . Asking for Recommendations
The need to inquire about people arises often in business. For example, before awarding
credit, contracts, jobs, promotions, scholarships, and so on, companies often ask applicants
to supply references. If you’re applying for a job and your potential employer asks for references, you may want to ask a close personal or professional associate to write a letter of recommendation. Or, if you’re an employer considering whether to hire an applicant, you may
want to write directly to the person the applicant named as a reference.
Companies ask applicants to supply references who can vouch for their ability, skills, integrity, character, and fitness for the job. Before you volunteer someone’s name as a reference, ask permission do to so. Some people won’t let you use their names, perhaps because
they don’t know enough about you to feel comfortable writing a letter or because they have
a policy of not providing recommendations. In any event, you are likely to receive the best
recommendation from people who agree to write about you, so check first.
Because requests for recommendations and references are routine, you can as...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2013 for the course ECON 830 taught by Professor Shahlasultaova during the Fall '12 term at Khazar University.
- Fall '12